BC-AP Sports Preview Digest
Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
- LONDON - Marin Cilic defeats Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon semifinals and will play Roger Federer or Tomas Berdych for the title. Federer is going for a record eighth Wimbledon crown.
- LONDON - Venus Williams is 37 and has five Wimbledon titles. Still, she has an overwhelming desire to win. She plays Garbine Muguruza on Saturday in her ninth Wimbledon final.
- BEDMINSTER, N.J. - President Donald Trump is expected to spend the weekend at his residence on the course of the U.S. Women's Open. Organizers say, ''We're ready.''
- BEDMINSTER, N.J. - China's Shanshan Feng is in front entering the second round of the U.S. Women's Open. Amy Yang is a stroke behind. Michelle Wie is out with an ailing neck.
- BALTIMORE - Seeking his second win on the over-50 circuit, Larry Mize takes a one-shot lead into the second round of the Senior Players Championship.
- IRVINE, Scotland - President Donald Trump's golf course in Scotland most likely won't stage the Scottish Open because the title sponsor says political questions present ''clear issues.''
- ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mike Trout is to return from his 39-game injury absence when the Los Angeles Angels play the Tampa Bay Rays. Game starts 10 p.m.
- OAKLAND, Calif. - Indians manager Terry Francona is back on the bench after a heart procedure. First-place Cleveland plays the last-place Oakland Athletics. Game starts 10:05 p.m.
- A key factor in NBA free-agent signings is the state where the player would be going. Teams in places without state income taxes use this as a bargaining chip.
- WALTHAM, Mass. - The Boston Celtics are set to make official the signing of free agent Gordon Hayward.
- HOUSTON - Chris Paul is introduced as the newest member of the Houston Rockets after the nine-time All-Star was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers last month.
- FOIX, France - Warren Barguil delivers a stylish victory to France on Bastille Day, winning a fast and furious truncated Stage 13 in which Fabio Aru works hard to keep his overall lead.
- LOUDON, N.H. - Things are changing in NASCAR. Matt Kenseth is out of a ride for next year. Erik Jones will have a new team. And Dale Junior's No. 88 still needs a driver.
- A new television network designed to highlight Olympic sports and American athletes chasing gold-medal dreams is set to debut Saturday morning.
- IRVING, Texas - Terri Valenti becomes the first female instant replay officials in the booth, two years after Sarah Thomas was the NFL's first full-time female official on the field.
- CLEMSON, S.C. - Defensive lineman Christian Wilkins played a big part in Clemson's title run. Now the stakes are raised. This is Wilkins' time to be the face of Clemson football.